Jefferson coffee shop flooded with applications after raising wage to $15 an hour | News

JEFFERSON: Bold. Refreshing. Ethically sourced.

And that’s just the coffee shop owner.

Rich Osborne, who owns Greene Bean Coffee in downtown Jefferson with wife Reagan, said they “knew it was the right thing to do, the right direction to go” when they recently instituted a new starting wage for all employees: $15 an hour.

What they couldn’t foresee was how the move would upend the narrative that an ongoing labor shortage — one that has caused some businesses to limit hours — is the fault of people who “don’t want to work.”

The Osbornes in early July advertised their

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Family habits for raising healthy children | Community

Health behaviors and habits begin in childhood and often follow us into adulthood.

Small changes will provide children with daily opportunities to move their bodies, try a variety of healthy foods and manage stress can make a big difference over time.

Try one or more of these tips and together you can develop lifelong healthy habits.

Move together

Movement is an important part of each day. Children aged 3 to 5 years need physically active play throughout the day. Children aged 6 to 17 years need at least one hour of physical activity.

Playing together is a great way to

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